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The next time someone tells you that Capitalism and the spirit of competition is the only way to go

and that there are no alternatives...

Hit them with something short and sweet.

A culture of cooperation always beats a culture of competition.

America needs immediate, radical change, not pathetic "small, incremental steps".

Look at what has happened to America in just the last 30 years:

1. Half of working class America's wealth lost in the last 4 years.
2. An economy rapidly descending into a Plutonomy so bad that even illegal immigration is down.
3. Unions disappearing. Can't even get Scott Walker kicked out of office. Unions lost face across most of the country as a result.
4. Global warming proceeding apace. Ocean acidification. (I'll be gracious and roll those two into one.)
5. Rainforests being cut down like wheat before the scythe.
6. Global water supplies dwindling into crisis level shortages.
7. America is leading the way with extrajudicial executions and the killing of innocent bystanders on a scale that makes MyLai look like a Facebook internet brawl.
8. Diebold. Citizens United. Foreign nations intervening in American elections with their multibillion dollar campaign contributions.
9. Our nation's infrastructure collapsing with funding perpetually coming up short.
10. Mass privatization and disaster capitalism running amuck.
11. Public worker pensions going byebye, private sector pensions long gone.
12. Minority unemployment skyrocketing.
13. The Reagan revolution still running wild.
14. Corporate profits running wild, productivity way up, wages not keeping pace with productivity or inflation.

Can anyone explain how we're going to solve this with "small, incremental steps"?

Of course not. We can't. We need to bring back the 1960s, bring back the New Left. Join Occupy in the streets. Overwhelm the pig cops with sheer numbers. Sit-ins, civil disobedience, overwhelming Tea Party protests like the Wisconsinites did at the state capitol. Mass boycotts, and if necessary, beg Anonymous to get re-involved.

And that doesn't go nearly far enough. Start shunning right wingers. Disown them, refuse to talk to them, metaphorically (if not physically) split the country in half if we have to. Get them out of our midst. They're a disease upon all of civilized society. Refuse to hire right wingers if they work for you. And never, ever buy anything from one. Resurrect BuyBlue.org, in a big way.

The right wingers are itching to start an armed rebellion, especially if President Obama wins. We need to pre-empt them with an economic rebellion. Not one dime must flow from us to them. The right wing is a cancer and we need chemotherapy. A radical cure for a virulent disease.

To hell with small, incremental steps. Every step we take forward we're getting our asses kicked 3 steps back. When do we get tired of this? We don't have enough time as a society to wait for small, incremental steps to get us out of this mess. Our ecosystem doesn't have enough time. Our working class doesn't have enough time.

To quote Chris Hedges, it's time to get crazy.

Is Capitalism itself a religion?

Considering all the outright superstitions that are used to uphold it, I must conclude that Capitalism is a religion in the very worst senses of the word.
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